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The Winter Siege

As the Empress Matilda, only surviving child of Henry I, and her cousin Stephen battle for the English throne, two women from very different backgrounds struggle to survive as bands of mercenaries burn, rape and loot their way across the country.

Reviewed on 29 November 2014 by John Cleal

January Window

Scott Manson is coach at Premiership football team London City. But he finds himself investigating murder when the manager is found dead.

Reviewed on 29 November 2014 by Sharon Wheeler


Several uninhibited characters cross paths on the US/Mexico border where a sociopath is on the run in this pulp fiction from the 1950s.

Reviewed on 15 November 2014 by Chris Roberts

Chamber Music

Henry Bane, on his way up in Manchester’s gangland, must face the challenge of Yardie Hagfish and his dreadful ally Mary. At the same time a woman from his past has reappeared, bringing even more trouble with her in the shape of a new boyfriend.

Reviewed on 15 November 2014 by John Cleal

Concealed In Death

When Roarke starts the refurbishment of a dilapidated building, he is horrified to find the bodies of twelve young girls concealed in then walls. As Eve investigates the murders, her childhood is brought flooding back as she is determined to identify the girls.

Reviewed on 15 November 2014 by Sylvia Wilson

Dog Will Have His Day

Whilst keeping watch on the occupant of a house in Paris, Louis Kehlweiler, now made redundant by the Justice Department, spots something that turns out to be a small human bone. In spite of being ridiculed by the police when he takes it to them, he decides to investigate.

Reviewed on 15 November 2014 by Arnold Taylor

Hell's Gate

Maasai detective Mollel is posted to a small town where a number of men have disappeared. His new colleagues are hostile and are certainly on the take - but are they guilty of something worse?

Reviewed on 15 November 2014 by Chris Roberts

If I Close My Eyes Now

Two young Brazilian boys discover the body of a woman and enlist the help of an old man to find out who was responsible for her death.

Reviewed on 15 November 2014 by Chris Roberts

Into a Raging Blaze

Carina Dymek is a high-flyer in the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. When she’s handed a leaked document, it sends her career up in flames and attracts the unwelcome attentions of the British MI6.

Reviewed on 15 November 2014 by Sharon Wheeler

Murder Most Unladylike

The Wells and Wong Detective Society investigates its first case, the murder of one of the teachers at Deepdean School for Girls.

Reviewed on 15 November 2014 by Linda Wilson

Paying the Ferryman

A girl and her baby brother escape a gunman who’s shot their parents. DI Ryan Steel and DS Sophie Willis uncover family secrets as they try to track down the killer.

Reviewed on 15 November 2014 by Sharon Wheeler

The City

In 1967, Jonah Kirk was eight years old, living in the city in a rented apartment with his mom. He dreams of being a musician but his mom can’t afford lessons. Then one day he is approached by a beautiful women who promises him a piano and gives him dreams.

Reviewed on 15 November 2014 by Madeleine Marsh

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